The first of ten Luke 10 Exploration Trips in 2022 will be going out this week, from April 19-29, with a team of 15 to three states in Mexico! Thank you for praying for EFM’s Luke 10 Initiative as Evangelical Friends discern where to launch new mission fields as part of EFM’s five-year goal! See more information here.
Trent Jacks of EFC-MAYM and Edwin and Maria Giron (Maria is EFM’s Missions Mobilizer for Hispanic Friends), will be leading this trip to Mexico. Matt Macy, EFM Director of Mobilization, and future missionary Nathan Macy will also participate in this scouting trip.
EFM is partnering with Mexico Yearly Meeting (MYM) for this Luke 10 Initiative in Mexico. MYM’s Vision Mexico 32 (VM32) is to see Evangelical Friends Churches planted in all 32 states of Mexico by 2032. Ten members of this Luke 10 Exploration Trip are from three states in Mexico, which includes five national pastors/leaders and five young potential future missionaries from Friends Churches in Mexico.
|Trip leader Maria Giron shares:
Statistics revealed by the National Statistics Institute of Mexico in January 2021 show that the population in the entire country in Mexico is over 130 million people, of which only 8.9% of the population are Evangelical Christians! This is how we can see the great need that still exists in the country of Mexico for many more to know about the truth of the Gospel and have a genuine relationship with our savior Jesus. So during this trip our team has chosen to explore three of the states with the least presence of Evangelical Christians. Those states are Jalisco, Nayarit, and Colima. As an important fact, in Nayarit we will visit the territory where an “Huicholes” ethnic group is concentrated.
It is a fact that in order to carry out an exploration trip of this magnitude, we need an even bigger team to support us mainly in prayer. That is why we come to invite you to be part of this prayer team. Would you commit to pray for our EFM Luke 10 Exploration Trip team to Mexico? Here we share three petitions on which you can base your prayers for us.
We look forward to sharing more news about the other nine Luke 10 Exploration Trips as each prepare to embark on their discernment journeys!